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On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 4:01 PM, Dennis Brasky <dmozart1...@gmail.com>

> "Johnny Appleseed was not carrying the possibility of eating apples; his
> mission was something quite different and more mature than Dis­ney's 1948
> movie version. Far from being the American Saint Francis, John Chapman
> turned out to be the American Dionysus. No wonder everyone was glad to see
> him coming down the western roads! 'The reason people ... wanted John
> Chapman to stay and plant a nursery was the same reason he would soon be
> welcome in every cabin in Ohio,' [Michael] Pollan writes [in *The Botany
> of Desire*]. 'Johnny Appleseed was bringing the gift of alco­hol to the
> frontier.'
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